SCORE Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Main Carnegie Library Oakland 
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Mark Trumbull 
Pittsburgh SCORE 

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Supported by a grant from the MENDAL & SYLVIA SOLOMON CHARITABLE TRUST as awarded through the PNC Charitable Trusts Award Committee

Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business

OK… You want to start your own business. You have a great idea; you have a plan, and now are ready to get started. But wait… You have some questions:

  • What about paying taxes?
  • What if I get sued?
  • Do I need a license to do business?
  • How do I protect my idea and my name?
  • What if I have employees?
  • What if my spouse works for the business?
  • What kind of contracts will I need with vendors, landlords, and customers?
  • How do I set-up so I can sell the business someday…?

 These are the kinds of questions that every small business owner asks. If you have legal questions and need some answers, come to our seminar, “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business.”

 Our presenter is Lynn Emerson, Esq. Lynn is managing partner at BusinessLegal, PC, a law firm that serves small businesses across the Pittsburgh region. Lynn and her partners have helped businesses and non-profits organize, write contracts, mitigate risk, plan for succession, and protect intellectual property. Lynn speaks regularly on legal aspects of starting a business for SCORE and the Work Certified Academy.